Le vieux village de Ste. Genevieve Quickfacts: Telephone exchange: 883-xxxx Zip code: 63670 Township: Ste. Genevieve Population: 4,476 Quicklinks: Our Namesake Pre-History – in a nutshell The Founders The Founding Early Living Some "Firsts" The First Church First Military Actions Flood!!! Ste. Genevieve in the Revolutionary War – information now moved to the "Wartime" section. Our Namesake: Ste. Genevieve            "For our knowledge of St Genevieve we depend upon a Life which purports to have been written by a contemporary shortly after her death. Its authenticity, denied by some authorities, is defended by others. The layman may accept it at least provisionally. She certainly livedRead More →

Quickfacts: Telephone exchange: 483-xxxx Township: Jackson Previously known as Punjaub Namesake: founders Henry and Charles Lawrence History As the early settlers came through the region northwest of Ste. Genevieve on their way to the mining region near Bonne Terre, MO, they often passed through the small beautiful valley west of Bloomsdale.  The beauty of this place, nestled between two small hills, inspired one traveler to remark about how much it resembled the beautiful region of Punjaub, India, and thus, the official name of Punjaub was given to the village, which became an important trading center in the late 1860’s and early 1870’s. By 1870, twoRead More →

Quickfacts: Telephone Exchange: 483-xxxx Zip code: 63670 Township: Jackson Located on Kinsey Rd south of Route DD Quicklinks: History Kinsey Mission Jackson School Maps Kinsey Mission    The mission church in Kinsey was located off K Road in northern Ste. Genevieve County.  The town of Kinsey was named for William M. Kinsey, Congressman from 1889-1891, 51st Congress, 10th District of Missouri.     Kinsey Mission began in 1907, being organized by Pastor R. A. Boyd and the congregation of Lebanon Baptist Church [Bloomsdale].  Brother Boyd pastored both Kinsey Mission and Lebanon Church.     The historical committee has on file a deed described as follows: "This indenture madeRead More →

Quickfacts: Population: 419 (or 506?) Telephone exchange: 483-xxxx Zip code: 63627 Township: Jackson Name Origin: Father Blume Previously known as: La Fourche a Duclos Quicklinks: History (some history items located under St. Agnes Parish as well) Historical Places St. Agnes Parish & Cemetery History         1880 – The area was called Colonel Valle’s farm and was owned by Jean Baptiste Valle Sr.         1824 – Jean Baptiste sold about half of the land to Michael Placet.  When Placet died, it was divided among his five daughters, three of whom lived there.  (Marie Olmphe married to John Drury, Aspasie married to Jean Baptiste Charleville, and MarieRead More →

Quickfacts: Township: Jackson Also known as Brickeys Landing Quicklinks: History Other Buildings & Businesses Newspaper Articles Maps History:         John Compton Brickey, the founder of the Brickeys area, arrived in 1837 at age 21.  He purchased, from Toussant Lakier and Henry Bequette, 83 acres; later purchasing another 40 from the United States government.  He set up a landing at which many boats stopped.  Later, in 1869, John also built a flour mill with stone imported from Ozora.         Sometime after the Civil War, the area fell on hard times and John had to sell part of his land.  The rest was later foreclosed on byRead More →